pachamama mother nature
It is, definitively, a divinity of the Andean worldview. The Pachamama is not only the planet (the terrestrial sphere), but it encompasses much more.
It is nature that is in permanent contact with the human being, with whom he even interacts through various rituals.
It is understood that the Pachamama protects people and allows them to live thanks to all that it brings: water, food, etc.
Men, therefore, must care for the Pachamama and pay tribute.
The cult of the Pachamama varies according to the ethnic group and in each one has also been changing with the passage of the years.
In ancient times animals were sacrificed in his honor; Nowadays, however, it is more common for them to be buried
Cigarettes, bottles of wine, coca leaves and other products as an offering.
The intention is to entertain the Pachamama so that it returns the gesture with good harvests, favorable climatic conditions, etc.
Today it is common for the Quechuas, Aymaras and their descendants to combine the traditional cult of Pachamama with the Catholic religion,
Predominant in the South American countries where they settle.
This makes the rituals and offerings to Mother Earth develop in parallel with other festivities and acts typical of Christianity.